Rolla, MO (November 6, 2022) – A serious traffic accident took place in Phelps County on Saturday afternoon that claimed one man’s life. At around 2:38 p.m., on November 5, emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash on US Highway 63.
Preliminary investigations show that a 2015 Honda accord was traveling on US Highway 63 when he became involved in a collision with a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado just south of Country Road 5030. The Honda collided with the trailer of the truck and then crashed into a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado.
The Honda in the 2005 Chevrolet was totaled in the accident.
A 65-year-old man involved in the crash, identified as David Dorrough from Rolla, Missouri, was rushed to Phelps Health Hospital in Rolla, Missouri, where he died from his injuries.
Two other victims, 21-year-old Wyatt Varner and 20-year-old Pepper Morrison, were both seriously injured in the crash. Morrison was flown by Air EVAC 18 to University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, for emergency treatment. Varner was transported by Arch 6 to University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
We hope Pepper Morrison and Wyatt Varner recover quickly following this accident.
Our condolences go out to the family of David Dorrough at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
Every year, hundreds of people lose their lives in crashes across the state of Missouri. These accidents often result in mental and emotional suffering for surviving relatives. In the aftermath of a fatal car accident, the last thing on your mind is probably how you’re going to pay for funeral expenses and burial costs. But these are all real possibilities that you may have to face.
When a person is killed in a car accident, their loved ones are often left with significant financial burdens. In addition to funeral expenses and burial costs, the deceased’s family may also lose out on their earning potential. If the deceased was the primary breadwinner for the family, their death can leave them struggling to make ends meet.
Fortunately, Missouri law allows the surviving family members to recover damages from the negligent party responsible for the accident. This can help ease some of the financial burden they are facing and allow them to focus on grieving their loss.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal crash, our wrongful death lawyers in Rolla can help you seek the maximum amount of compensation possible for your case.
Our car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have over three decades of experience helping families protect their legal rights after enduring the unexpected loss of loved ones due to fatal crashes. Our team can help you seek financial compensation to help cover some of the costs and losses that you face. Our team will fight diligently to ensure your family is in the best position possible to move forward despite the devastating consequences that this fatal accident has had on your life. Schedule a consultation with our personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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